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How Do You Stop Morton’s Neuroma Pain?

Neuroma And Morton’s Neuroma

Neuroma refers to thickening of any nerve tissue, which may develop in different parts of our body. Especially, if we talk about neuroma in the foot, it mainly develops at the base region of our third toe and fourth toe. Podiatrists refer to this condition as Morton’s neuroma.

How Do You Stop Morton’s Neuroma Pain?

Until now, podiatrists and other health experts have revealed about large numbers of treatment options to cure Morton’s Neuroma problems. However, the selection of a particular treatment option depends on both the location and size of your injury. Only you have to undergo treatment faster once you identify your Neuroma problem, so that you get effective results from any of the non-invasive therapies prevailing in the medical sector. Here we have discussed few of the common ways, by which patients may relieve from the pain due to Neuroma easily.

Switch To Supportive Footwear Options To Stop Morton’s Neuroma Pain

Morton’s neuroma often takes place because of high-heeled shoes and too narrow shoes. This is because; too narrow shoes/footwear options squeeze your toes together and footwear collections with high feels forces your bodyweight in disproportionate amount on the ball area of your foot. Because of this, we can say that most of the Morton’s neuroma in mild form may disappear on own if patients switch to supportive footwear options, like shoes with heels of 2inches less height and with wide toe boxes and thick soles.

Taping And Padding Helps To Stop Morton’s Neuroma Pain

If you feel your Morton’s neuroma problem easily from your skin, you should opt for additional padding option in your shoes’ soles to take off the pressure from your nerves. In some of the cases, taping of your feet helps in redistributing the stress associated with your bodyweight and eases your feet inflammation.

Anti-Inflammatory Medications And/Or Cortisone Injections Aid In Stopping Morton’s Neuroma Pain

When you fail to get enough relief by switching to comfortable and supportive footwear options, your Morton’s neuroma problem will not go over the night. Instead, the repeated stress related to running or walking continues to aggravate the respective tumor to cause pain during the complete healing process. In this situation, doctors recommend for the intake anti-inflammatory type of pain medicines and/or cortisone injections directly in the Neuroma to relieve from pain, inflammation or irritation caused due to daily movement.

Custom Orthotics To Stop Morton’s Neuroma Pain

A few patients develop Morton’s Neuroma because of their abnormal feet structure, like flat feet or overlapping toes. To deal with this, podiatrists recommend for custom orthotics to give support and rectify fallen feet arches to ease foot pain and avoid future problems.

Neuroma Removal Surgery To Stop Morton’s Neuroma Pain

In case the Morton’s neuroma enlarges severely or fails to go away by the application of conservative treatment options, you have to undergo with neuroma removal surgery to relieve your pain. Accordingly, podiatrists remove the inflamed nerve by performing an outpatient surgical procedure. After your surgery, you require follow-up physical therapies to restore your foot function and flexibility.

Symptoms Of Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma never takes place with physical signs and symptoms in the form of a knot or a lump. Instead, symptoms in this case include-

  • Achy, sharp or burning pain in the ball area of one’s foot
  • Tingling, numbness or cramping in the forefoot or toes
  • Feeling as standing on any pebble in the shoe

Cause Of Morton’s Neuroma

Until now, none of the podiatrists is able to know the exact cause of the problem of morton’s neuroma. However, the growth of neuroma takes place because of irritation, pressure or injury caused to any particular nerve, which leads to toes.


To conclude we should say that treatment options to cure Morton’s neuroma vary with the severity level. However, it is essential for you to identify and undergo your treatment to cure Neuroma in the early stage, so that you may easily avoid invasive treatment options or surgical corrections. In contrast, if you leave your Neuroma untreated, it tends to become worse. Hence, to stay safe, you should visit the podiatrist office at your first sign of ball area/toe pain.


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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:August 18, 2023

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